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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Summer stipend program supports students pursuing public interest law.
By Leslie Ridgeway
|Board members of Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF).|
This year, a record number of USC Gould School of Law students – 140 in total – expressed interest in pursuing a summer position in public interest law. With this increased interest, however, comes the need for additional funding to support those who assume these vital positions.
Tradition of Service and Support
In 1987, the PILF student organization was formed at USC Gould to generate interest in nonprofit work among students and to raise funds for their summer stipends. Shortly after its founding, this work was generously supported by Audrey and Sydney (JD 1955) Irmas, who were the first to establish an endowment fund that produces annual income for summer grants. Since then, other alumni have joined the effort and supported the grants through annual donations and additional endowment funds.
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